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Ego Psychology : Theory and Practice - Gertrude Blanck

Ego Psychology

Theory and Practice

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1994
ISBN: 9780231082921
Number Of Pages: 322
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This best seller breaks new ground by demonstrating how mainstream psychoanalytic theory has evolved into a psychoanalytic developmental object relations theory. The authors summarize the contributions of the major ego psychologists from Freud to the contemporary theorists, including the new findings of the child observationalists. By integrating these several contributions, the authors are able to show that classical psychoanalysis and ego psychology combine to form a unified theory that provides a more profound understanding of the borderline and narcissistic conditions as well as of the neuroses.

From this comprehensive synthesis of theory the authors derive techniques for the treatment of the more troubled patient and expand the classical technique for the psychoanalysis of neurosis. Recognizing that there are preoedipal developmental problems even in neurotic patients and that there are oedipal issues in the borderline and narcissistic patients, the authors demonstrate the applicability of developmental object realtions theory across the diagnostic spectrum and include a new chapter on termination.

Using numerous case illustrations from their own practice, the Blancks have constructed an extraordinarily comprehensive and readable text that updates psychoanalytic theory for the nineties.

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An encyclopedia of modern pyschoanalysis.

Historical Roots of Ego Psychology
Conflict Theory, Drive theory, and Ego Psychological Object Relations Theory
The Contributions
The Contributions
The Contributions
The Contributions
The Contributions
The Contributions
The Contributions
The Contributions
Object Relations theory and Structure Formation
Human Sexuality: An Object Relations Perspective
Descriptive Developmental Diagnosis and the Fulcrum of Development
Differences Between Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
On Beginning the Treatment
On Beginning the Treatment: Practical Considerations
Transference: Interpretable and Uninterpretable
Resistance: The unmotivated Patient
Reconstruction of Preverbal Experience
The Use of Dreams in Psychotherapy
Specific Techniques of Psychotherpay
On Ending the Treatment
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ISBN: 9780231082921
ISBN-10: 0231082924
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 27th January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised